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NTBG Plant Name:
Diospyros samoensis
Barcode:
PTBG1000048570
Specimen ID:
035187
Collector ID:
8689
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
June 14, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US
Observers:
Diane Ragone, A. Stone, Tevita Togia, Faga & Vaiuli Malaga, Mapu
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Olosega
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Olosega County
Locality:
NNW sector of island, trail from Leaumasili Point toward Piumafua Mountain along Alei Ridge near abandoned Sili Uta village site; elevation 150-180 m.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree 8 m tall, trunk 20 cm dby, gray-black. Leaves dark green. Fruit globose, green ripening orange, with 4-6 seeds. Indigenous, locally abundant. N.V. "`Au`auli [Samoan]."
Habitat:
Secondary evergreen wet forest on level area.
Associated Species:
Cultivated remnants including Mangifera, Cocos, Inocarpus, Pandanus, Artocarpus, mixed with native trees including Alphitonia, Rhus, Tarenna, Ficus, and Diospyros.
Date of Record Creation:
March 6, 2014
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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